The Hillwood at the Davies Manor Plantation provides a unique and historic venue for special celebrations such as weddings, receptions, and ceremonies. Located in Bartlett, the beautifully preserved two-story log and chink home is set on what was once a 2,000-acre plantation and is surrounded by 37 acres of plantation land, as well as several manicured gardens, including kitchen and medicinal herb garden. The Manor House on the property is the oldest log home in Shelby County and listed on the National Historic Register of Places.
Dating back to 1819, 640 acres of what would become the Davies Manor Plantation was granted to Thomas Henderson for his service in the American Revolution. Adjoining acreage was later purchased in the following years, and today, the Davies Manor Plantation spans more than 2,000 acres of natural landscapes. The Manor House was thought to be built between 1831 and 1837 with the dining room and the current kitchen being added at a later stage.
Hillwood can accommodate a variety of functions and events throughout the year, ranging from outdoor ceremonies in the vine-covered gazebo or on the lawns of the 1830 log home to intimate indoor gatherings next to the 20-foot stone fireplace or in the quaint wooded cathedral. Hillwood also provides an array of preferred vendors for catering and beverage services, photography, decoration, floral arrangements, music and entertainment, and event planning and management.
Amenities & Facilities
The Hillwood at the Davies Manor Plantation is a modern facility that offers a variety of beautiful sites for ceremonies, receptions, and special celebrations. The 6,000-square foot space can accommodate up to 400 guests for both indoor and outdoor events and include dressing areas for the bride and groom, a caterer’s kitchen, a break-out room space, and dais for speakers.
Indoor and outdoor ceremonies and receptions are catered for at the Hillwood, ranging from a beautiful vine-covered gazebo and a wooded cathedral on the front meadow for intimate celebrations and small gatherings to rustic 1830 log home, pristine lawns for alfresco-style parties and several indoor spaces.
Rental of the venue includes tables, round and square tables, folding metal chairs, and special effects lighting, including overhead, draped lights, spotlights for the bar, lighted arch and wrapped pole supports. The Hillwood at the Davies Manor Plantation has a list of preferred vendors for catering services, which are available to use at no extra cost. If a non-listed caterer is used at the venue, there will be an additional surcharge.
The Hillwood at the Davies Manor Plantation is located at 9336 E Davies Plantation Road in Memphis and offers free parking at the venue. The property is wheelchair accessible and has high-speed Internet connectivity. The Davies Manor Plantation is open seasonally from the beginning of April until Mid-December, and docent-led walking tours of the plantation can be arranged for groups, as well as luncheons in the manor house for up to 12 guests.
9336 E Davies Plantation Rd, Memphis, TN 38133, Phone: 901-386-0715